Coordinator for development of the French resources (bilingual)

The Canadian Coalition of Sustainable Development Alliances Published: November 5, 2020
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This internship tackles the identification of Francophone SD resources in a Canadian context as well as the development (including translation) of the resources that are missing and considered necessary. More specifically, this project aims to assemble a community of Francophone organizations dealing with sustainable development in order to pool the SD resources in French that we know, to identify the gaps and finally to fill them by creating these missing resources. 

  • Ensure the accessibility of sustainable development resources in a Canadian context vis-à-vis the Francophone community by carrying out an exhaustive search for resources as well as for partners in the creation of resources (if necessary).
  • Co-creation events will be organized across the Francophone SD community in order to unite its various members. 
  • Research will be carried out to bring together Canadian and French-speaking SD resources. If necessary, resources could be created. 

Planning phase 1


Contact and establishing needs  A group of Francophone colleges, institutes and universities will be established and a workshop to identify current resources as well as needs will be organized with them. December

Translation of the guide and planning

Contact and establish the needs (cont.) The CCSDA guide will be translated into French. (external funding might be used)

A second meeting will be organized to determine the research and development strategy for the missing resources in French identified in November. January

Search for resources Fr The different parties identified within La Francophonie will begin research, translation or development of resources, depending on the strategy created in December.  February

Search for resources Fr
The different parties identified within La Francophonie will continue a research, translation or development of resources started in January. March

Compilation of resources Fr Mars will also conclude the search for SD resources in French in a Canadian context. A list (format to be decided) will be produced and made accessible via all possible networks. (SDSN, CICan ... etc) 

This project is done in partnership with Sustainable Development Solutions Network Canada and the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship. Funds will be received through them.

Duties and responsibilities

Coordinator.e Developmentfor the Francophonie (bilingual): This person will be responsible for organizing and facilitating workshops with various Francophone organizations on sustainable development to assess common needs to be met. Number of hours offered: 10h / week at 18 $ / h from November to March 31 totaling $ 3600 over 20 weeks sharing an impact grant with the coordinator Francophone. (possibilities of extension if necessary and possible according to the funding)

Knowledge and skills

  • Advanced French speaking and writing skills
  • Ability to communicate in both French and English
  • Developing SDG workshops in French
  • Prior French translations experience an asset
  • Strategic planning with Francophone organizations
  • Research
    • Prior research experience is an asset
    • Oral and written communication skills
    • Passionate and interested in research to develop effective SDG-related workshops

Education required

Be enrolled in post-secondary education.

Eligibility criteria

Qualified interns are:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada1
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to participate in an ImpAct internship for a flexible duration of up to 6 months by March 1, 2021
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)

1Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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